About a month ago a new line of Star Wars fragrances was launched by Lifestyle Perfumes: Amidala for her, Jedi and Empire for him. As geeky fun as those are, what about the more classic smells of Star Wars such as Tauntaun and Wookiee? Continue reading
This past May, after a few years of helping me make elaborate and pretty masculine costumes (General Grievous, Chewie, R2D2), my daughter requested an easy-to-wear and girly costume for our May the Fourth Party. Since she had already been Princess Leia and Ahsoka, we figured it was time for Padmé Amidala.
Every time I watch the 3 prequels, I marvel at the amazing costumes made for Padmé. Totally impractical, (but so are stormtrooper helmets), restricting, heavy, but gorgeous, splendiferous and plentiful! The red gown from the Phantom Menace is probably the most iconic. Concept artist Iain McCaig and costume designer Trisha Biggar deserve a lot of credit for making something so dramatic.